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Old 12-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question Satellite TV Suggestions

I've read until my eyes are crossed and still don't know what to do. Hoping for some suggestions from you folks.

I have a small travel trailer and not much space for a receiver. However I spend half my week in the TT and half at home. I'd like to have more tv options while in the TT.

Currently I have Directv Genie and 3 clients at home. I know I can't take one of the clients but was wondering if I can take the Genie DVR? Would it be difficult to setup and move back and forth? Right now a friend is loaning me an H25 (nice and small) and a dish but that is just for the next few months. I'd really like to have a dvr though...I hate watching live tv and am spoiled with the dvr. I really would like to have a small receiver since my space is VERY limited. There is only one tv.

What options do I have for a small dvr (doesn't have to be high def) and satellite dish? I would like to keep Directv since I just renewed the contract about six months ago.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sorry,can't make any suggestions on DirectTV ,but you can look at the units available here. I have Dish Network and bought my satellite dish and receiver here. it doesn't look like there is a small receiver with DVR available.

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Have you checked on Ebay? Usually you can find just about any model DirecTv receiver you need, as well as dishes. That's what I did and had DirecTv add on the additional receiver. Very minimal cost to add another receiver.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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i have dish at home and my trailer is wired for satelite. my computor wizard friend, swears he can get dish through my tablet or notebook off my home account and hook it to my rv tv for free. i asked him why they still sell rv satelites if this is true, and he said few people know they can do this. anyone out there ever here of this?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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That's possible only if you are subscribed to "dish anywhere" . check with your dish provider.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Dish network lets you stream any of the channels you subscribe to over an internet connected device (phone, tablet, etc). The long pole here is that you must have wi-ft connection to internet. Call dish customer service and they will get you going OR Google it.
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I hate auto spell.....that's wi-fy !

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I hate auto spell.....that's wi-fy !

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Old 12-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #9
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And most campground wi-f- systems don't support high bandwidth streaming. You'd probably go broke using your phone's data!
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:54 AM   #10
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i am a dish customer, and i have a sprint hot spot for my wifi. i can get the internet on all my computers anywhere i can get 3g or 4g. i bought a tablet for my rv, so i will have internet there all the time any where i go. i haven't figured out how to use this tablet yet but i am trying. it's powered by google., which is pretty much a pain in the butt. they seem to want to run the show.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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Why cant you take one of the non DVR recievers out of the house? I have done that before without issue. But last time I renegotiated a deal with DTV I had them add 2 SD units for the trailer. Now I run one account and I have the Genie plus 3 HD recievers at home, and 2 SD units in the camper. The only issue is when I get outside of the spot beam for the local chanels I have to rely on OTA or park cable to fill that in.

A friend of mine has a non genie DVR in his trailer, seperate from the genie system at home. I just chose not to go that route.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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We have directv and we take both our receivers and dvr camping depending on if we plan to watch any of our prerecorded,shows or just using the satellite. It's not hard to get it set up. Once the dish catches the signal(I have an auto dish) it only takes about 10 mins to get the zip code set and tv playing.
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We have DirectTV. After the purchase of a dish and tripod we took 1 of our receivers from home with us. As long as I can locate our satellite we get our channels. Besides my inability to always locate the satellite, the only other issue is getting our local channels. Seems there is a geolocal type band that your local channels are broadcast to and once you go out of it the local channels are no longer accessible.
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Directv also has an option I'm going to try and that is the GenieGo. It's basically a portable hard drive you download your recorded programs to and then you can connect it to your computer, ipad, smartphone, or tv and watch your recorded stuff anywhere. It's not dependent on having wi-fi at the campground. Go online and check it out.
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Directv also has an option I'm going to try and that is the GenieGo. It's basically a portable hard drive you download your recorded programs to and then you can connect it to your computer, ipad, smartphone, or tv and watch your recorded stuff anywhere. It's not dependent on having wi-fi at the campground. Go online and check it out.
How much do they charge for the Geniego? Is there also a monthly fee?
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Oh man. You might cost me money with that! My wife would LOVE to be able to pull her DVR'd stuff off and take it with us.
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No monthly fee, $149 initial cost for the unit. Maybe can get one for less elsewhere.
www.directv.com/GenieGo for more info.
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For whatever its worth, I used to align my own dish system for about 5 years and then they came out with the Tailgater and I haven't looked back.

Now if I could only find a decent internet system.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:07 PM   #19
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Thanks folks. Wasn't ignoring your replies...just got really busy. Think I'm going to go with the H25 receiver. Now I just need to figure out which dish to use. Would like something automatic.
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No monthly fee, $149 initial cost for the unit. Maybe can get one for less elsewhere.
www.directv.com/GenieGo for more info.

Genie go is now $99.00!!!!
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